Becoming one of the most famous athletes in the world is not an easy task and when you are from India and not a cricketer, it’s surely a massive task to make your mark and name in the country. For every athlete winning a medal for the country is a moment they dream about. Their aim is to stand in the podium with the Indian flag and with the national anthem playing in the background.
This can be a moment of pride for anyone. Whenever athletes have made the country proud in Commonwealth Games, Asian Games or Olympics – we have made them heroes for a month or two but soon after we have a tendency to forget about them and switch our focus back to ‘our so-called religion – Cricket’.
We look at some of the athletes who were once treated as heroes but now they are struggling for recognition or even get a basic acknowledgement.